COLD AND BRIGHT WEATHER FORECAST TO WELCOME IN MARCH
Cooler sunny weather is due to settle over the UK in the first week of March following a February of temperature extremes.
The highest and lowest temperatures of the winter were both recorded in February, with a 41.4C difference between the two peaks, according to the Met Office.
The mercury hit -23C (-9.4F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on February 11, and on February 24 it rose to 18.4C (65.12F) in Santon Downham, Suffolk.
Monday, which marks the first day of meteorological springtime, is expected to bring foggy mornings with spells of sunshine breaking through by midday, and average temperatures of around 6C (42.8F) in London.
Northern Ireland and western areas of the UK mainland are set to see the best of the sunshine, which could also bring warmer temperatures in the low teens.